Dr. Douglas J. Opel is offering a one-hour course about vaccine hesitancy and how healthcare providers can better communicate with parents who have concerns about vaccines. The course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.

About This E-Learning Course

Most parents in the United States vaccinate their children, but there is more work to be done to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80%. Recent data suggests that vaccine hesitancy is a growing problem, specifically the number of parents who are opting their child out of required school entry immunizations for nonmedical reasons. In Washington, around 4% of parents exempt their child.

Learning objectives:

  • List three characteristics of vaccine-hesitant parents.
  • Describe the importance of provider–parent communication on parental vaccine decision-making.
  • Identify communication strategies that address the concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents.

Presented by: Douglas, J. Opel, MD, MPH; Director of Clinical Ethics, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Register at www.ImmunityCommunityWA.org/courses

Questions? Email ic@withinreachwa.org.